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Thanks. I was planning to do that in the description. My worry is the 'Item Specifics' part which doesn't leave any room for ambiguity. Since ebay uses the information entered there to narrow down searches, if I don't have 100% Wool there, my item wouldn't even be seen by anyone who's looking for a wool tweed suit. I'd love to be corrected if I'm wrong in my assumptions.

Tweed is in the item specifics list. Just use that.
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Tweed is in the item specifics list. Just use that.

I believe you also have the ability (at least you do from Garage Sale) to type in your own entries into those fields.

post #7038 of 14120
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Tweed is in the item specifics list. Just use that.


Now why did I not think of that? Thanks a lot!!

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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post
 

I believe you also have the ability (at least you do from Garage Sale) to type in your own entries into those fields.

 

If you do that though, you'll lose everyone who narrows by fabric.

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If you do that though, you'll lose everyone who narrows by fabric.

The ebay seller outreach team, encourages sellers to add as many item specifics as you can think of. So you could use Tweed in the standard list and then add additional specifics as you see necessary.

 

This will better come into play for brands that are not listed. I also use it for patterns, such as Herringbone and Houndstooth, which were unfortunately overlooked by the ebay programmers.

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Holy cow, that chart is awesome! I mean, I knew how to qualitatively differentiate real hair from synthetics, but that chart takes it to another level with the specific odors and types of ash.

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Holy cow, that chart is awesome! I mean, I knew how to qualitatively differentiate real hair from synthetics, but that chart takes it to another level with the specific odors and types of ash.

I've been using a chart like this for years. When I worked in restoration I had to be able to correctly identify fabrics and carpet fibers before using solvents or other cleaners on them.

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Haha, awesome!

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New setup - overall I am very pleased with the results. I am a bit of a perfectionist, so the fact that the jacket is a bit crooked on the mannequin is driving me nuts, but this example will do smile.gif

AppleMark
Edited by suited - 11/19/13 at 7:53pm
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what are you using for a backdrop?  I am using my beige color walls right now, which isn't too bad because its neutral.  But I did want to look into something that I can affix to a wall vs having a backdrop stand & mount.

 

btw I like the outcome of the photo.  Mannequin looks good.  Do you guys find your mannequins to wobble and sometimes not sit directly straight up? Or is this only the issue I have with mine? lol

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what are you using for a backdrop?  I am using my beige color walls right now, which isn't too bad because its neutral.  But I did want to look into something that I can affix to a wall vs having a backdrop stand & mount.

It's seamless paper - definitely better than muslin. Muslin is a bitch to iron and it'll never look as smooth as the paper.
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It's seamless paper - definitely better than muslin. Muslin is a bitch to iron and it'll never look as smooth as the paper.


I need to look into getting some sheets...it just affixes to your wall?  Ever have to replace it, or have any maintenance required with it?

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New setup - overall I am very pleased with the results. I am a bit of a perfectionist, so the fact that the chrome bar isn't centered directly in the middle of the jacket part is driving me nuts, but this example will do smile.gif
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AppleMark

 

Nice clarity and detail. You can judge whether the colors are right. 

 

Are you shooting against a grey background or is the white balance not set yet?

 

My tendency on the metal stand would be similar to yours, to center it. I don't know how difficult that is, but I'm thinking you could cover it with a mailing tube or something that would disappear into your background. You could cover it in paper matching your background. Your mannequin has such a strong wood tone at the top that it makes the metal pole look spindly. I'm surprised the riser doesn't match the cap.

 

These are nit picks. the jacket detail looks terrific.

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Nice clarity and detail. You can judge whether the colors are right. 

Are you shooting against a grey background or is the white balance not set yet?

My tendency on the metal stand would be similar to yours, to center it. I don't know how difficult that is, but I'm thinking you could cover it with a mailing tube or something that would disappear into your background. You could cover it in paper matching your background. Your mannequin has such a strong wood tone at the top that it makes the metal pole look spindly. I'm surprised the riser doesn't match the cap.

These are nit picks. the jacket detail looks terrific.

Thanks. I am shooting against a gray background. I really want to paint the chrome piece a flat black color, but from what I've read online, painting chrome isn't that easy. It has to be roughed-up so the paint will stick, which can be accomplished with some sand paper. I was hoping the pole would be a little thicker. My other two mannequins came with thicker chrome poles.
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I need to look into getting some sheets...it just affixes to your wall?  Ever have to replace it, or have any maintenance required with it?

You can either hang it from a backdrop stand, or hang it from rollers that screw into your wall. The stand will be easier for most people, although it will take up a bit of floor space as opposed to the rollers which would not.
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